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Take Algeria To The Sword, FA Chairman Charges Eagles

The Enugu FA boss wants the three-time African champions to take the Algerians seriously as they (Algeria) also have a lot at stake.
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Super Eagles: Ighalo, Onazi, Others Arrive For Algeria

Watford striker Odion Ighalo and Trabzonspor's Ogenyi Onazi Monday arrived the Super Eagles camp ahead of the World Cup qualifier against the Fennecs of Algeria.

Ronaldo Signs New Deal With Real, ‘Has 10 Years Left’

The Portuguese says he wants to continue playing for 10 more years after signing a new deal at Real Madrid on Monday. It has been reported that his weekly wage will remain at around £365,000.
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Rangers To Test Six Foreign Players For Africa

The Nigerian champions have invited six foreign players for trial ahead of next season's CAF Champions League. The players are expected to join the club in their pre-season camp in Benin, Edo State.
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Eight Football Fans Die As Gunman Attacks Bar In South Sudan

No fewer than eight football fans have died in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, following a gun attack on a bar by an unknown man at the weekend.
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Quadri Remains Africa’s Best In Latest ITTF Ranking

Nigeria's Aruna Quadri maintained his 25th place in the October International Table Tennis Federation ranking for male players. The highest ranked African added four points to his previous 2441.

Kano Pillars Rehire Ikhana, Eye NPFL Title

The four-time Nigerian champions say they are aiming for the zenith of the league again and hence the reappointment of the 2003 CAF Champions League winner with Enyimba.

Eagles Will Beat Algeria, Ezenwa Assures Nigerians

The Super Eagles shot stopper believes they have the quality to extend their lead in Group B of the African World Cup qualifiers with a win over the North Africans on 12 November in Uyo.

High-flying Chelsea Reach Premier League Sky

Eden Hazard scored twice. Diego Costa made his name count. Marcos Alonso followed suit. And Pedro Rodriguez put the icing on the cake, as a fantastic night for Chelsea resulted in a nightmare for Everton.
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Murray To End The Year As World Number 1

This caps a wonderful year for Murray as he becomes World Number 1 for the first time in his career. He ends Djokovic's 122-week reign at the top of the rankings.
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Basketball: Impression, Jewel Bulls Gain Promotion To Div 1 league

Both teams booked their places in the higher league after emerging winners of the Atlantic and Savannah conferences respectively at the 2016 Division Two tournament.

Super Eagles To Face One Of ”The Best” Players In The World

The Super Eagles will potentially face one of ''The Best'' players in the world on 12 November, as Algeria's Riyad Mahrez has been named on the 23-man shortlist for the 2016 Fifa men's player of the year award.
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ITTF Awards: Quadri’s Nomination Well Deserved, Says Coach

Coach Bello has described Quadri's nomination for the 2016 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Star Awards as commendable. He attributed it to the player's exploit at the Olympics.

City Get Toure Apology, 45 Days After Demand

The Ivorian has apologised to Manchester City for controversial comments made by his agent. It comes 45 days since Guardiola demanded an apology from his agent before he (Toure) would be considered for selection again.
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Plateau United Unveil Kennedy Boboye As New Manager

The Jos-based side have unveiled the former youth international after penning a two-year deal. Meanwhile, the Plateau State Government has promised to provide all the club require as they aim to win laurels next season.
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NFF Hammer Gateway With N1m Fine, Order Replay Of ABS Match

The hammer of the NFF's Disciplinary Committee has dropped on Abeokuta-based side Gateway FC as they have been fined N1m for failing to honour their final-day match of the Nigeria National League season against ABS.

I’m 100% Fit; I’ll Justify My Inclusion, Akpeyi Assures Nigerians

Give me the opportunity, I will deliver. That's what newly invited Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeye is telling Nigerians, as he hopes to man the post in his side's Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against the Desert Warriors of Algeria on 12 November.

Super Eagles: No Choice For First Choice – Rohr

There is no automatic shirt for Eagles' first choice goalkeeper as the German has told Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, and Dele Alampasu to fight for it ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria.
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North London Derby: Xhaka’s Discipline Worries Wenger

The Arsenal boss is worried as the 24-year-old Xhaka has seen red eight times for club and country since April 2014. And he has recently completed a domestic suspension for a red card offence in last month’s 3-2 victory over Swansea City.
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Uyo Stadium Gets NFF Approval For Eagles’ World Cup Qualifier

The Nigeria Football Federation has declared the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo ready to host Nigeria's World Cup qualifying game against Algeria on 12 November.
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